What God Wants Me to Be

II Timothy 2:2

Jesus Christ was not a martyr. He was a sacrifice. When He voluntarily gave His life on the cross some 2000 years ago He did not die for a cause. He died for people.

During His ministry on earth He 'ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach'. (Mk. 3:14). Just before His death on Calvary, Jesus prayed for His disciples. Over 40 times in that prayer He made reference to His disciples. During the brief ministry Jesus had on earth, He had the world on His heart, but He saw the world through the eyes of His church. Prior to His ascension He gave the local church what is commonly known as the 'great commission'. He sent them into the world to make disciples. Jesus had a world vision 'go ye into all the world' and He expected His church to also have a world vision. The plan was simple: make disciples.

Paul relates it to Timothy in 2 Tim.2:2. The key to making disciples is faithful men and women.' Tonight we want to look at some of the characteristics of a faithful person, the kind of God wants us to be.

There is much written and many seminars concerning how to be better husbands, wives, parents, etc. etc. Frequently in counseling a husband or wife will say to me, "I want to be a better marriage partner so my spouse will love me..." However, the key to becoming a better spouse is simply to determine to become the kind of person that God wants us to be!

I. Our objective in life should be the same as presented in the Scriptures.

II. We need to be willing to pay any price to have the will of God fulfilled in our life.

III. We must have a love for the Word of God.

IV. We need to have the heart of a servant.

V. We need to have a love for people.

Are we the kind of person that God wants us to be tonight? No more excuses! Let’s get honest before God and with ourselves this evening.

If we are the kind of people God wants us to be, we can be used of God! Let’s determine to be what God wants tonight! If you are not a Christian, God wants you to be saved. Christian, God wants us to be faithful!